Eyes on Canadian painter Kris Knight and his portraits of seemingly disenchanted characters.
Born in 1980, Kris Knight is a Canadian artist whose work examines the interaction of real and constructed world. Mainly drawn from personal memories, experiences and imagination, his portraits depict both sexual and asexual identities. These disenchanted characters seem to be lost between youth and adulthood as well as imagination and reality. Their faces seem to hide something, a suppressed emotion or some memories. Please read more below.
Kris Knight’s body of work strips along innocence and eroticism, mystery and revelation, romanticism and symbolism. Inspired by 18th Century French portraiture and Polaroid photography, his paintings combine different color schemes of lush tones and ghostly pastels.
Over the past years, his work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows. Below you can see a handpicked selection of paintings. For those who want to know more about the Canadian painter, feel free to visit his website: krisknight.com
All images © by Kris Knight.